This Year, I'm Challenging Myself to…

I like challenging myself in my reading. And, every year, I seem to come up with a new way to do it. About four years ago, I decided I wanted to read one nonfiction book a month, which has completely changed my reading habits (I read over 25% nonfiction last year). Then I decided to […]

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What I Learned From Doing ALL the Reading Challenges (Yes, Really, ALL of Them)

This year, I completed not one, not two, but FOUR big reading challenges: The Popsugar Reading Challenge, BookRiot’s Read Harder Challenge, The Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge, and The Reading Women Challenge (click the links if you want to see all of the challenges and which books I read for each one). If you’re thinking […]

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Reading Shakespeare | New Goals

Reading all of William Shakespeare’s plays has been something I’ve wanted to do since high school. And in those ten years, I’ve read a total of ten out of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays. Not great progress. Recently, I realized that if I read one play a month, it will take me a little over two years […]

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2016 Reading Challenges Update #3

This year is three quarters of the way over. It’s officially fall (despite the 100-degree weather in Southern California), and soon I’ll be able to read snuggled up in a sweater with a cup of tea. Which is my favorite thing ever. That also means it’s time to update you on my reading challenges for this […]

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2016 Reading Challenges Update #2

It’s halfway through the year, which means (among a million other things), that it’s time for another reading challenge update! Basically, this is where I tell you all how my reading challenges are going, because there are a lot of them. Overall, I’m doing really well, although I definitely saved a lot of the bigger, […]

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Book Review | Our Town

It’s been a few years since I’v read a play that wasn’t written by William Shakespeare. So I was excited when this month’s prompt for the Reading New England Challenge was to read poetry or drama, and decided to use the opportunity to read a play. I chose Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town. (This […]

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2016 Reading Challenges Update #1

How many times last year did I say I wasn’t going to do any reading challenges in 2016? A lot. I know. Well, guess what? I’m a big fat liar because I ended up committing to a total of seven reading challenges this year. Which may not have been the best idea in the world, but […]

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